Last Thursday, amid an outcry from Democrats and protest groups, Wisconsin’s Republican-controlled Finance Committee slashed 384 budget items proposed by the governor. In a radio address today, Governor Tony Evers said that the Republicans’ decision to eliminate those proposals put the state’s economic recovery in jeopardy. “Republicans have tried to stop us from confronting this […]
As the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee was poised to strip hundreds of Governor Evers’ proposals from the next state budget today, folks from across the state crowded inside the Capitol in protest. During today’s action, organized by Voces de la Frontera, roughly 200 activists crowded into a narrow hallway outside a committee room where the […]
Today, Wisconsin’s powerful budget-writing Joint Finance Committee (JFC) held its fourth and final public hearing on the upcoming biennial budget. The GOP-led legislative body plays a major role in rewriting and altering the state’s budget. Today’s session was the only virtual public hearing on Governor Tony Evers’ $91 billion dollar spending plan. Registration for the […]
Picture taken from Flickr under the Creative Commons License. Yesterday, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers announced a compromise COVID-19 relief bill. The new proposal would cost $100 million, much less than Evers’ $541 million proposal announced in November. That same day, Governor Evers sent a memo to Assembly Speaker Robin Vos highlighting some of the areas […]
On May 9, the Wisconsin Joint Finance Committee voted 11-4, along party lines, to strip Medicaid expansion and 131 policy items from Governor Tony Ever’s proposed budget. The move blows a 1.4 billion dollar hole in the state biennial fiscal plan, which Republicans will have to find a way to close. In addition, the vote […]
MADISON (WORT) — Yet another controversial provision in the last-minute budget package known as Motion 999 has been taken out of the state budget.